Located in Illinois, Top Tier Baseball comprises teams from 9U through 18U. Taking great pride in their maxim, “A Tradition of Baseball Excellence”, Top Tier’s 12U Americans worked very hard over the past four years to build a team that competes against our nation’s best baseball teams. From their first endeavor at Travel Ball Select’s 2014 National Championship at 9U showing a two win, five loss performance, the Americans team improved over the past few years, earning a spot in the winner’s bracket at the 2016 TBS 11U Championship, finishing with a 4 win, 3 loss record. 2016 showcased the American’s best performance of any year. The Americans finished the season with a 70-14 record, earned nine tournament championships, and took victory over some elite caliber teams including the Cincy Flames, Motor City Hit Dogs, Puerto Rico Apaches, LIDS Bulls, M3 Elite, Quad City Hitmen Elite and Evoshield Canes.
The Americans made further roster improvements for 2017 selecting eleven players from the Northern Illinois area including (from top to bottom, left to right), Parker Schuring, Jacob Kutella, Brendan Som, Paolo Gennrarelli, Luke Burgos, Ethan Czerwinski, Ryan Sloan, Tom Townsend, Victor Zaragoza, Everett Ford and Trey Swiderski. 2017 shows early promise for the Americans as they took home their first tournament victory of the season this past weekend, going 5-0 and besting a solid Midwest Select team 12-0 along the way. This year, the Americans will play a competitive schedule travelling to Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Georgia and New York. The Americans look forward to participating in the 2017 TBS National Championships, and as well, at Cooperstown Dreams Park over the July 4th week. Throughout the year, you may find updates on the Americans both on Gamechanger and on Top Tier’s twitter page.